Protest athletes against racism


Protest athletes against racism
  • Players, coaches, teams and leagues whole have expressed their discomfort with racism.


CANCUN, Q. ROO.- The protests for the murder of the african-american George Floyd are not limited to the streets of the united States. In the Bundesliga Germany also some players showed pictures or made gestures to show his disagreement with the racism.

Marcus Thuram, player Borussia Mönchengladbachcelebrated a goal with a knee on the ground, a gesture that became popular quarterback, Colin Kaepernick in the NFLfour years ago, while they intoned the hymn.

Weston McKennie, american player of Schalke 04, scored a goal and showed a t-shirt with the legend “Justice for George Floyd”, a message that was also replicated by the English, Jadon Sancho, after converting so much for Borussia Dortmund in the other match.

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Players like Alex Morgan and Kylian Mbappé also expressed their rejection of racism and demanded justice for Floyd, who died on Friday, when he was under the custody of police in Minneapolis was the subject of abuse of the authorities.

The coach of the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr, railed against the president Trump. “Racists should not be presidents,” he said in anger the technician after Trump called “thugs” on protesters.

The tennis players Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens and Cory Gauff also expressed his feeling by racism. “Will I be next?”, read on the poster that held the young Gauff, in a photo.

The player of the Boston Celtics, Jaylen Brown traveled to Atlanta to be present at the march that takes place in that city.

In more than 30 cities in the united States, thousands of people have protested in the streets and in some places the demonstrations resulted in clashes with the police, where there have been looting and acts of vandalism.

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